During a mid-October camping trip in Sedona, I took this photo from the terrace of a coffee shop that closed just before we got there. At least we still got to enjoy the view!
Speaking of which, I was trying to take a panoramic photo of the same view and this (I’m sure perfectly nice but totally oblivious) couple just stepped right into the frame when I was mid-pan. Oh well. Bob and Doris, you’re part of this now.
Finally, I also messed around with time lapse shots a bit on the same trip. I propped my phone on the hood of our car to capture the sun setting over our campground.
We tend to think of fall colors in the family of rusts and browns, pumpkins and mustards. But you can also reach across the color wheel and pull in some cooler hues. Shades of indigo and slate are a perfect match for warm harvest tones, complementing them beautifully without taking away their autumn feeling.
So here is some fall color palette inspiration – with a few projects and recipes along the way.
1. Roasted Carrot Salad via Brooklyn Supper. 2. Easy to Breathe plates via Jungalow. 3. Cheery vintage design for when all the leaves are brown and the sky is gray via Aaron von Freter (@rockswell_). 4. DIY Dried Orange Garland via A Daily Something. 5. Door in Venice, Italy.
6. Roasted Beets with Creamy Romesco + Wild Rice via Snixy Kitchen. 7. Marigolds via Viewed from Another Angle. 8. Beeline Cafe, Payson, Arizona. 9. Thanksgiving cheeseboard via What’s Gaby Cooking. 10. Near Apple Annie’s in Willcox, Arizona. 11. Casa de Perrin Tablescape via Poppytalk.
What colors spring to mind when you think of autumn?
Our Italy trip was in September. I took this photo when we visited the Colosseum our first day in Rome. It felt absolutely surreal.
It still kind of does.
I forgot to post a photo for August, so here’s some desert landscape for you now!
I took this awhile ago near Black Canyon City (north of Phoenix), on a day that Phillip and I went exploring in the little towns off I-17.
I was scanning Google Maps, planning for our Italy trip, when something piqued my interest that other people might think of as mundane. I mentioned it to Phillip.
Me: Did you know there’s a grocery store in Vatican City?
Him: We should totally go!
Me: That’s what I was gonna say!
Another day, researching tours for the Doge’s Palace in Venice, I started to tell Phillip about the options…
Me: Okay, this tour costs a little more, but you go through secret passages–
Him: Let’s do it!
I’ve traveled with a lot of people, but Phillip is definitely my favorite.